Aerial picture of Siding Spring Observatory

Siding Spring Observatory

Siding Spring Observatory, on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran, NSW, is Australia's premier optical and infrared astronomical observatory.

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ANU maintains two separate locations dedicated to astronomical and space research. Siding Spring Observatory is the ANU’s dark sky site, home to over 60 telescopes. ANU students have access to most, including regular use of Australia’s largest optical telescope, the 3.9m AAT telescope as well as the ANU 2.3m telescope, which is regularly used by ANU undergraduates for their research projects.


Woman in control room at observatory

Searching for galaxies from the Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory

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Observatory Rd Coonabarabran NSW 2357 Australia

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